Dorothy Lipovenko


Charities, You're Leaving Money on the Table

By Dorothy Lipovenko

Pickings in a mid-winter mailbox are slim: The holidays are over; it’s too early for spring catalogs, and a property tax bill that will raid my bank account hasn’t yet arrived. No better time for an envelope to get noticed.Read More


Losing My Appetite for Orthodoxy

By Dorothy Lipovenko

Two warring factions, my head and heart, have tussled for decades over the inequality and hurt on the women’s side of the mechitzah. Always, if sometimes reluctantly, my heart wins, and I cling to the curtain folds of observant Judaism.Read More


Baking With the Bubbes

By Dorothy Lipovenko

Baking With the Bubbes
Call them the baker’s dozen bakers. Well, almost.Read More


Don't Judge Women Sitting at Back of Buses

By Dorothy Lipovenko

Don't Judge Women Sitting at Back of Buses
To walk a mile in another woman’s shoes, Nancy Kaufman of New York recently boarded a gender-segregated public bus in Jerusalem.Read More


American Soap Operas Taught Me Yiddish

By Dorothy Lipovenko

American Soap Operas Taught Me Yiddish
The language of soap operas is universal: vexing vixens, meddling matriachs and busy men with even busier zippers. When All My Children joined numerous cancelled soaps with its final episode on September 23, it prompted me to reflect on how the voices gone silent did more than entertain; they helped teach me Yiddish.Read More






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